Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Bucatini

This  shrimp recipe has been on my list (what shrimp recipe isn’t as I love, love this shellfish). Fra Diavolo is Italian for “Devil monk” or a spicy sauce for pasta or seafood. I’ve combined a few recipes I discovered in cookbooks and online and made this version my own. You can make this as … Continue reading

Philadelphia’s City Tavern’s Basil Shrimp

Have you been to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of the United States of America? Should you have plans for a visit (or maybe you live near by) be sure to dine at The City Tavern located just a few blocks from the Delaware River. The tavern lays claim to  be the birthplace of Colonial haute … Continue reading

Lobster Mac and Cheese

I love macaroni and cheese and this dish is probably one, if not the best, comfort food I could eat all year round.  Occasionally you need to kick up your macaroni and cheese by adding a special ingredient like seafood. Ina Garten has upgraded the typical mac and cheese by adding lobster to it.  Lobster is pretty … Continue reading

Elaine’s Rose Harissa Spice Mix

I fell in love with this mix when I first saw Elaine’s post. Rose petals and lots of spicy seasonings truly appealed to my taste buds. For Elaine’s original recipe go here. As a matter of fact I picked it to be a feature and it was that week! Many have already seen Elaine’s Rose Harrisa … Continue reading

Salt Blocks for Serving, Cooking and a Few Recipes

Salt blocks and other salt mediums such as bowls and cups are a unique means of serving and preparing all kinds of recipes such as beverages, desserts, salads, grilled veggies, meat and fish. There are six techniques you can use with your salt blocks; serving, warming, curing, cooking, chilling and drinking. Mineral richness and amazing … Continue reading

Blood Orange Shrimp Stir-Fry

I love my shrimp and I am always happy when I find a new recipe to make. Not that I don’t have enough stir-fries for shrimp but this one is a new version. The difference is using blood oranges which are so readily available now. Orange sauces and stir-fries go great with beef, chicken and … Continue reading

Mini Lobster Quiches

HAPPY NEW YE AR AND THE BEST IN 2016!  Each year I try to come up with a new appetizer for New Year’s Eve  and this was my choice for 2015. Serving a variety of appetizers is a favorite way to entertain. So many recipes can be prepped or done ahead of time and even … Continue reading

New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp

This is not the typical barbecue recipe as I think of it, with a rub, marinade and/or a barbecue sauce laden with ketchup, sugar and spices. No, New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp is sauteed in lots of butter in a very flavorful sauce. Down South it is frequently served with the shells, heads and tails on … Continue reading